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1990 …2019
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comets Physics & Astronomy
comet Earth & Environmental Sciences
asteroids Physics & Astronomy
asteroid Earth & Environmental Sciences
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photometry Physics & Astronomy
Jupiter Earth & Environmental Sciences
telescopes Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2001 2018

Research Output 1990 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

174P/Echeclus and its Blue Coma Observed Post-Outburst

Seccull, T., Fraser, W. C., Puzia, T. H., Fitzsimmons, A. & Cupani, G., 01 Feb 2019, In : Astronomical Journal. 157, 2, 11 p., 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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coma
outburst
dust
wavelength
reflectance

2I/Borisov: A C2 depleted interstellar comet

Opitom, C., Fitzsimmons, A., Jehin, E., Moulane, Y., Hainaut, O., Meech, K. J., Yang, B., Snodgrass, C., Micheli, M., Keane, J. V., Benkhaldoun, Z. & Kleyna, J. T., 23 Oct 2019, (Accepted) In : Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

comets
comet
solar system
CN emission
telescopes

Detection of CN gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov

Fitzsimmons, A., Hainaut, O., Meech, K. J., Jehin, E., Moulane, Y., Opitom, C., Yang, B., Keane, J. V., Kleyna, J. T., Micheli, M. & Snodgrass, C., 25 Oct 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 855, 1, 6 p., L9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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comets
comet
dust
gases
gas

Near-UV and optical spectroscopy of comets using the ISIS spectrograph on the WHT

Hyland, M. G., Fitzsimmons, A. & Snodgrass, C., 21 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 484, 1, p. 1347–1358

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comets
comet
spectrographs
spectroscopy
night

Physical model of near-Earth asteroid (1917) Cuyo from ground-based optical and thermal-IR observations

Rozek, A., Lowry, S. C., Rozitis, B., Green, S. F., Snodgrass, C., Weissman, P. R., Fitzsimmons, A., Hicks, M. D., Lawrence, K. J., Duddy, S. R., Wolters, S. D., Roberts-Borsani, G., Behrend, R. & Manzini, F., 18 Jul 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 627, 18 p., A172.

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asteroids
asteroid
light curve
physical property
physical analysis

Prizes

Group Achievement Award, member of the SuperWASP Team.

Alan Fitzsimmons (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Achievement – Academic Study/Research 2019

Alan Fitzsimmons (Recipient), Michele Bannister (Recipient) & Wesley Fraser (Recipient), 14 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

studies (academic)
academic achievement

Activities 2000 2019

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (External organisation)

Alan Fitzsimmons (Advisor)
01 May 201930 Apr 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Public Talk - The future of astrophysics

Alan Fitzsimmons (Advisor)
20 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Public Talks - Moving Asteroids: The Hera Mission

Alan Fitzsimmons (Speaker)
11 Oct 201913 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

4IRC SPACE: ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NI OUT OF THIS WORLD?

Alan Fitzsimmons (Invited speaker)
07 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Public Talk- Bach, The Universe and Everything - The Mystery of 'Oumuamua

Alan Fitzsimmons (Invited speaker)
27 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

BBC World Service - New Interstellar Comet

Alan Fitzsimmons

13/09/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

BBC World Service - Asteroid deflection and the Hara/DART missions

Alan Fitzsimmons

12/09/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Podcast interview - Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua

Alan Fitzsimmons

19/07/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

BBC Radio Ulster Interview - Apollo 11

Alan Fitzsimmons

19/07/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Media Interview - Asteroid impact prevention

Alan Fitzsimmons

17/06/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Impact

Engaging the Public in Science and Increasing Awareness of Physics and Astronomy

Alan Fitzsimmons (Participant), Samuel Duddy (Participant), Henry Hsieh (Participant), Stephen Smartt (Participant), Stephen Lowry (Participant), Heather Cegla (Participant), Sergiy Shelyag (Participant), Victoria Moulds (Participant), Michail Mathioudakis (Participant), Don Pollacco (Participant), John Burton (Participant), Christopher Watson (Participant)

Impact: Societial Impact

Thesis

High Contrast Imaging: Exoplanet and Low Stellar Mass Populations

Author: Durkan, S., Apr 2018

Supervisor: Watson, C. A. (Supervisor) & Fitzsimmons, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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